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Anti-Aging & Wellness Center

Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Bakersfield, CA & Tehachapi, CA

If you constantly feel a tiredness that doesn’t go away after a good night’s sleep, you may have a condition known as chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue can disrupt your life and make it difficult to perform your job or handle your other responsibilities. At the Anti-Aging & Wellness Center, Dr. Shivinder Deol and his team offer comprehensive diagnostic testing to determine the root cause of your fatigue. He also offers a variety of treatments to help restore your energy and reduce symptoms of chronic fatigue. Schedule a consultation online or by calling the office.

Fatigue Q & A

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is a condition that causes excessive tiredness and a persistent lack of energy. It can also create a lack of motivation and an inability to get through your daily routine without disruption. Two common types of fatigue include chronic fatigue and adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue is often characterized by a collection of nonspecific symptoms, like body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems. This occurs when your body doesn’t produce a sufficient amount of hormones to function properly. If you’re experiencing adrenal fatigue, you might have symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lightheadedness
  • Loss of body hair
  • Skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation)

Chronic fatigue symptoms, on the other hand, can range from mild to severe and may be the result of improper nutrition or a lack of exercise. Fatigue can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Emphysema
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • An immune disorder

Mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety, can also lead to chronic fatigue that worsens mental illness.

How can I help balance my thyroid?

If you’re experiencing fatigue due to issues with your thyroid, there are steps you can take to help regulate your symptoms including:

  • Managing your stress –  maybe through yoga or breathing exercises
  • Exercising regularly
  • Minimizing exposure to toxins and radiation
  • Increasing specific nutrients such as iodine, selenium, zinc, and vitamins (A,E,C,B2,B3,B6)

When should I see a doctor about fatigue?

Feeling tired and lacking energy may be the result of poor sleeping habits and other poor lifestyle choices. However, if your fatigue is persistent, even when you get enough sleep, you should schedule an appointment to see Dr. Deol.

Other signs your fatigue needs treatment include:

  • Insomnia
  • Feeling depressed
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Increased sensitivity to cold temperatures
  • A consistently higher than normal body temperature

How is fatigue diagnosed?

Dr. Deol performs a full physical evaluation and reviews your medical history. He asks you questions about your general health and habits to determine if your fatigue symptoms are the result of an underlying medical condition. He also reviews any medications you’re taking and environmental factors like increased stress or being overworked.

To rule out medical conditions, Dr. Deol may request blood work or a urine sample for additional testing to determine the root cause of your fatigue.

What treatments are available for fatigue?

Once Dr. Deol diagnoses your symptoms, he creates a customized treatment plan to help you manage fatigue symptoms. He provides guidance with a healthy diet and exercise plan to boost your energy. He may also suggest lifestyle changes to improve your physical health, including quitting smoking, improving sleep patterns, and managing stress.

Dr. Deol may recommend energy shots or prescribe medications to address medical conditions that are contributing to your fatigue. He may also recommend low-dose antidepressants to resolve depression issues that can result from chronic fatigue. Antidepressants can also improve your quality of sleep.

Schedule a consultation online or call Anti-Aging & Wellness Center to learn more.

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